This is a set of three idler wheel and reel table rubber parts for the following Bang & Olufsen models:
Beocord 2000 (cassette version only)
Beocord 5000 (type 49xx only)
By now the original idler wheel rubber parts will have worn and/or dried out to an extent where functionality is compromised.
Typical first symptom of worn idler rubber parts is a sluggish or completely non-functional tape wind and/or rewind function. Other functions will usually soon be affected as well and the deck can become mechanically noisy or produce clonk-clonk sounds.
The only lasting solution is to replace the rubber parts but they were long out of production and unavailable for ages.
The solution is now here in the form of improved reproduction parts;
Not only will these rubber parts provide an improved friction over the original parts, this brand new
material will not harden with heat or dry out with age as fast as the original material did.
Another good property is that, compared to the original parts, the new parts will not be as prone to develop “memory”-effect (staying deformed) if left engaged for a prolonged time.
The set includes three new rubber parts for the idler wheel and the two reel tables in the stated models.
These parts are direct replacements for the original rubber parts. No modifications necessary.
You will be replacing only the rubber parts, you will keep and re-use all other parts.
Replacing the rubber parts requires some technical and mechanical skills and tools.
Note: May look like three identical parts in the photo, but they are in fact two different types/sizes, clearly marked in the packing.